State of Michigan Certification

The Michigan Department of Ag & Rural Development (MDARD) provides examination and certification of pesticide applicators. MSU accepts proof of current certification as an alternative to completion the annual classroom video course. 

Ways to Submit Documentation

First, create a copy of your MDARD card showing expiration date (either take a photo or scan on a copier). If you have not yet received your new card, you can submit a copy of your signed exam results showing passing of the core exam.

Format can be jpg, gif, png, or pdf. Save/Name the file with your NETID. It is helpful if you also include the expiration year (e.g. smith001-2022). 

Option 1 - Email a copy to

Option 2 - Sign-off and upload your copy in the course Michigan Commercial Pesticide Applicator (WPS)  This course can also be reached from the standard WPS course within the Equivalent tab. Given the MDARD certification expires at the end of 3 years, you only need to submit documentation when you renew your exams, but you may need to request update your expiration date to match your Michigan certification expiry date.